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“One Armed Keyboardist’s” Special Message to Students

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STRONGSVILLE - Students at Strongsville High School were treated to an extra special guest speaker Tuesday evening.

Todd Waites, also known as the "One Armed Keyboardist," spoke at the school's football stadium for the 'Fields of Faith Event.'

Waites, who is a Strongsville native, had his right arm amputated 20 years ago to save him from dying from cancer. Now, he travels the country sharing his inspirational story, and how his faith in God has allowed him to continue to live a positive and productive life.

Waites had a special message for the Strongsville High School students.

"Being different isn't really a bad thing. The people who feel different, and the people who judge people for being different, just need to understand that we're all different," said Waites.

He has been a motivational speaker for three years now.

The 'Fields of Faith' is a night where hundreds of thousands of students from across the U.S. gather to express their religious beliefs.

Since the beginning of 'Fields of Faith' in 2004, more than 600,000 students have joined in the movement. In 2012 alone, more than 160,000 students gathered on 424 fields across 37 states to participate in the event.

1 Comment

  • Steve "Bubba K"

    I have known Todd since our HIgh School Days, He has always thrived on being different. I am a better person for knowing him for this long. Keep doing what you do my brother

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